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Casinos, racinos, amusement parks to reopen in two weeks

Gov. Mike DeWine announced today that casinos, racinos, amusement parks and water parks can reopen June 19 with restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The businesses can reopen with a reduction of people, he said. There are “quite elaborate plans we believe are consistent with ...

One reported COVID-19 death in area today

One COVID-19 death reported in Trumbull County today. None were reported in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Overall, there have been 297 COVID-19 deaths in Valley as of today — 191 in Mahoning, 52 in Trumbull and 54 in Columbiana counties, according to the Ohio Department of Health's ...

Bishop George Murry has died, diocese announces

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Diocese of Youngstown announced today that Bishop George V. Murry died this morning at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. Funeral arrangements are pending at Kinnick Funeral Home. Murry was only briefly admitted for inpatient treatment at the Memorial Sloan ...

Fri. 9:16 a.m.: On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER, France (AP) — At least the dead will always be there. All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 on France's Normandy beaches, when allied troops in 1944 turned the course of World War II and went on to defeat fascism in Europe in one of the most ...

Fri. 8:54 a.m.: Navy carrier sidelined by virus is back operating in Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy's signature warships, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region. Lining the flight deck in their dress white uniforms, sailors ...

Fri. 8:51 a.m.: Despite reopening, some jobs lost to virus are gone for good

BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren't coming back. That's the harsh truth facing workers laid off around the U.S. and the world, from restaurants in Thailand to car factories in France, whose livelihoods fell victim to a ...

DOJ awards Youngstown, Trumbull County COVID-19 funds

YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $139,227 to Youngstown and $58,008 to Trumbull County to pay for public safety agency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding can be used to “pay for (law enforcement) costs associated with the pandemic such as overtime, ...

Four more COVID-19 deaths reported today in Valley

There were four COVID-19 deaths reported in the Mahoning Valley today — three in Mahoning County and one in Columbiana County. Overall, there have been 296 COVID-19 deaths in Valley — 191 in Mahoning, 51 in Trumbull and 54 in Columbiana counties. There have been 2,339 COVID-19 deaths in ...

YSU slashes budget as projections decline

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University Board of Trustees approved a fiscal year 2020-21 budget that projects a 15 percent decline in enrollment, a 20 percent decrease in state funding, salary reductions, furloughs, layoffs and a reorganization of the university's academic operations. "This ...

Thu. 11:17 a.m.: Youngstown to offer COVID-19 testing next week

YOUNGSTOWN — The city and its health district along with Quick Med Urgent Care will host COVID-19 testing next Wednesday and Thursday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St. Those with COVID-19 symptoms or those with direct exposure to the virus can be tested at the drive-through ...

Thu. 9:06 a.m.: 1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the loss of jobs. The diminishing pace suggests that the job market ...

Thu. 8:59 a.m.: McCann family seeks closure as Germany presumes girl is dead

LONDON (AP) — The family of missing British girl Madeleine McCann is seeking answers in the case after a key suspect was identified in Germany and as authorities there said today they believe she is dead. McCann was 3 at the time of her disappearance in May 2007 while she was on vacation ...

Thu. 8:36 a.m.: Police: Well-coordinated thieves capitalize on protest chaos

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart and stormed a car dealership. By ...

Thu. 8:31 a.m.: On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong bans insults to anthem

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature approved a contentious bill today that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote. It passed with 41 lawmakers voting for it and just one ...

Thu. 8:26 a.m.: Protests turn subdued after new charges in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. to condemn racism and police abuses remained large but turned notably more subdued on the eve of memorial service today for George Floyd that kicks off a series of events to mourn the man whose death empowered a national movement. ...

SUNY chancellor will be next Ohio State University president

COLUMBUS (AP) — The chancellor of New York's public university system will become Ohio State University's next president as both institutions confront logistical and financial uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic. Kristina Johnson, an engineer and former undersecretary of the U.S. ...

Report: Three more officers to be charged in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee on George Floyd's neck are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported ...